27 December 2012

Timeline December 27 to 29

December 27
1571  Johannes Kepler, German astronomer, was born.
1657  The Flushing Remonstrance was signed. [Several of my ancestors were involved in this.]
1822  Louis Pasteur, French biologist and chemist, who invented pasteurization process, was born in Dole, France.
1823  Mackenzie Bowell, fifth Prime Minister of Canada, was born. (d. 1917)
1831  British naturalist Charles Darwin set out on a voyage to the Pacific Ocean aboard the HMS Beagle. Darwin's discoveries during the nearly five-year journey helped form the basis of his theories on evolution.
1923  Gustave Eiffel, French engineer and architect, died. (b. 1832)
1945  The World Bank was created with an agreement signed by 29 nations.
1947  The children's TV program "Howdy Doody" debuted on NBC.

December 28
1065  Westminster Abbey was consecrated.
1612  Galileo Galilei became the first astronomer to observe the planet Neptune.
1763  John Molson, English-born Canadian brewer, was born. (d. 1836)
1842  Calixa Lavallée, French-Canadian composer (O Canada), was born. (d. 1891)
1895  Wilhelm Röntgen (nobel laureate), published a paper detailing his discovery of a new type of radiation, which later would be known as x-rays.

December 29
1170  Archbishop Thomas Becket was murdered in Canterbury Cathedral in England.
1800  Charles Goodyear, American inventor, who pioneered commercial use of rubber, was born.
1851  The first American Young Men's Christian Association was organized, in Boston.
1936  Mary Tyler Moore, American actress, was born.

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